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Old 15th Mar 2019, 10:38
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Sorry if this is not appropriate, but I searched previous threads for some memories, and spent a lot of time trawling this one from 12 years ago Very comforting.. The Really Really Boring And Pointless Snippets oF Information Thread MkX
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 11:36
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There were many wonderful utterings from the FSL.
I have tried (unsuccessfully) to access the very first TRABB.
Anyone got the link?

Maybe we should have a list of the whole sequence?
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 12:19
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Wot a wit of the written word. News of our Admiral setting sail on a new course saddens my heart deeply. I shall dearly miss his creative input and especially his essays and recollections of adventures on the high seas.

Thanks Tony.
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 12:47
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Very sad for his passing and delighted to have made his acquaintance on PPRuNe; the sort of person whose company both real or virtual is always a pleasure and remembered with a smile.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 03:23
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
... the sort of person whose company both real or virtual is always a pleasure and remembered with a smile.
Being in here is I think one of the very few places on the 'net that you can "walk" into as among friends, as you are and with your guard down and nothing to hide... a tribute to the quality of people that Tony attracted, and were attracted to him.

Saturday has dawned, slept in just a tad... rare indeed. Expected to see forecast snow but none has arrived, perhaps rain later they say.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 04:14
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
There were many wonderful utterings from the FSL.
I have tried (unsuccessfully) to access the very first TRABB.
Anyone got the link?

Maybe we should have a list of the whole sequence?
Here you go Sir: The really really boring and totaly pointless snippets of information thread
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 07:10
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Does anyone have a link to, or a copy of, that wonderful writing of Tony's about the broken pilot? I've tried a search but no luck so far and I would love to read that again.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 07:23
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Good afternoon dear Bluey.

Here you go: Help, pilot broken
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 07:29
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Full text:

Hello , I wonder if you nice people can help me,my name is tony, since they closed the big place down, and let me outside,I have lived in the cellar of mommies old house.
I do ok here,the furry things come and I eat them, I've got new pajamas but they don't even have the belts and buckles on them like my old ones did.
I like living here and if I don't forget to take my pill the fat man hardly ever comes and whispers in my ear now
Last week the nasty man from up the street Mr Angry the Pilot came and started shouting at me, I got very frightened, and I did the the bad thing to him, I know I'm not supposed to do the bad thing to folks, the furry things its ok, but not folks, but I was very scared
Mr Angry stopped shouting at me he sat on the floor an just sort or gurgled.
I waited a long time but he just sat there, so I had a look at him close up, I think his head was a bit broken so I went and got my little tool box to fix it, I'm good at fixing stuff.
Well you'l never guess what I found,he had one of them white things like on the pirate flag stuck inside his head, no wonder the poor man was always shouting,
So I took it out and sure enough he stopped gurgling and went to sleep. his head looked a bit floppy now but was ok once I put the eyes back in the holes right way round.
He was still asleep the next day, and I started to worry, what if Mrs Angry comes looking for him? wanting him to fly a aeroplane thingy for her.
He was really sound asleep and just wouldn't wake up even when I hit him with daddies big hammer.
I waited till night and went to ask mommy what to do, but the man with the hat was there and he chased me so hard I dropped my shovel.I wish mommy didn't live with the dead folks in that place with all the stones.
Sometimes you can get things to work by putting them back the way they were.
so I tried to put the white pirate thing back but his head had stopped being floppy it was all stiff, it didn't matter how hard I bashed it with the hammer it just wouldn't go back in. I broke both the eyes as well.
Don't know what to do now , Mr angry has started to smell funny just like the room with the tiles at the big place and the furry thing keep squeeking at him and wanting him to play with them.
Mommy told me if I kept doing the bad thing to folks that they would put me on Mr Nasties aeroplane and he would fly me to Merica, where there was lots of folks like me.
He better wake up soon or they'l give his aeroplane to someone else and he will be really mad.
I forgot to take my pill last night, so the fat man came and whispered in my ear, this time he was nice , he said don't worry tony Mr Nasty doesn't need anything inside his head to fly a aeroplane.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 08:40
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The wit and wisdom of Mr Draper was legend. He was a vibrant, original character who brought us much to ponder. Who showed us the times past.He will be remembered with respect, with smiles and gratitude for sharing his world view.
Dr Draper was a Oner.

Condolences to his family. He will never be forgotten. Truly a special person. I vote the Trabb House remain open as a tribute

So many giants! Thank you all!

Love and Peace with just a little shit kicking.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 09:27
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The Admiral was always welcome aboard my barge, where he regaled me for hours with stories of how life used to be before the dreadful, noisy and smelly, internal combustion engines. A pox on the numbskulls who invented them.

Sadly now he's moving away down river on the ebbing tide. He will be sorely missed.

IG
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 09:55
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Thank you SO much, Rotty! That was an absolute Draper classic! I'm not sure if it was his very first post on JetBlast but it was certainly one of them.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 15:32
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I am late to reply.

His Stratocaster rests, in the rightful place.
We are not short of memories: none to erase.
All of us saddened: via electronic paper.
We' ll continue, for Anthony Hugh Draper.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 21:19
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Still bit of dust in my neighbourhood, sossiges tonight in his honour .
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 01:04
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May the wind always be at your back in your new abode Mr Draper.

You held a unique position, that being not one poster on Jet Blast would dare criticise you.

Thank you for many hours of pleasure reading your erudite musings.

RIP.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 01:50
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Something to make us all smile ... Tony's sister tells me that his nephew noticed a horse called Commander of the Fleetwas racing at Cheltenham. He put a pound on it in Tony's honour ... and it won!!!!!

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Old 17th Mar 2019, 04:01
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RIP to Tony.
Keep the gun group to the high ground.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 05:46
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Sorry about the size of this ... I couldn't seem to reduce the font at all.


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Old 17th Mar 2019, 07:57
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 08:47
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I dunna understand the whole Brekkie-zit thing but that's funny Bluey.

Beer... a holiday? Lemme tell ya's... ask me about Oktoberfest. Definitely sacred.


Snow showers and sun at the Hill. If ya donut like mountain weather just wait a few minutes.

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Still bit of dust in my neighbourhood, sossiges tonight in his honour .
Funny... we had sausages too last night, some nice German ones that some fellers down in TKO make... respectable is both size and flavour, really tasty.
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